AACRAO provided comments this week to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding new reporting requirements related to Forever GI Bill recipients.
On June 12, the VA sent a letter to institutions requiring academic progress reporting for GI Bill students. While the association supports and endorses this type of reporting, we have concerns and questions regarding the requirements, methodology, and definitions contained in the letter. Additional definitions of terms and descriptions are needed regarding how each outcome will be calculated.
Moreover, there are significant problems with the requirement to report graduation and program completion dates in VA-ONCE or through the appropriate paper form, which we believe will affect the data quality and the accuracy of reporting academic progress.
AACRAO encouraged the VA to review the requirements outlined in the June 12 letter and provide additional information to institutions to better facilitate improvements in veterans reporting.
AACRAO Letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs